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Welcome!

Welcome to the Roseland Free Public Library website! We are continuously working to update and include all the information you are looking for. Check back often for new events and information. Also, be sure to look at our pages and calendars for Children, Teens, Adults, Wellness, and Friends of the Library for extra events that may not appear on our home page.

To register for an event online, go to Event Registration on the right of our homepage.
Need more information? Call us at 973-226-8636.


UPDATED HOURS: MONDAY-THURSDAY 9 AM-8 PM; FRIDAY 9 AM-5 PM; SATURDAY 10 AM-3 PM



 


News & Announcements
Grief Support Meeting Tuesday, October 27
Our grief support group, The Next Chapter, usually meets on Mondays at 6:30 pm, but this week's meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, October 27, at the usual time.
College Prep Tips
Check out our Teen tab for links to college prep-related webinars on topics such as college essay writing, successful note=taking, and other useful tips.
Story Time in the Sun
Wednesdays through October 28: We will be offering outdoor story time at 10 am, weather permitting, following social distancing guidelines. Participants ages 3 and up, including adults, are required to wear masks. Space is limited to 10 families. Pre-registration is a must. No walk-ins. Please see details under our Children's tab.
Halloween Goodie Bag & Photo Op
Children who are Roseland residents: Reserve your Halloween goodie bag today and pick up on Friday, October 30, between 9 and 5 pm. Come dressed in your Halloween costume and check out our great selection of seasonal books and be sure to take a picture next to our fall display on the patio! RSVP your goodie bag under Event Registration.
Virtual Guided Meditation
Thursday, November 5, at 7 pm: Tune in to a virtual guided meditation class with Amy Rutledge. RSVP required - more details on the Adult or Wellness tabs of library website.
Self Check Out Is Here
Were excited to announce that we now have a self-checkout station. Its easy to use, and staff are available to help you if needed. Try it out today!
Limited Work and Study Spaces Now Open
There is now limited seating available for working or studying at the library. We are still not allowing tutoring at this time, but individuals may work at designated tables. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. There is a one-hour time limit on computer use, but no time limit on study tables.
REOPENING: Phase 2 Underway
In addition to our curbside and homebound delivery services, we are permitting a maximum of 25 people inside the library at once. Patrons may use our computers and browse our collections, but no gathering in groups. No more than 4 people in the computer room at once, and computer use will be limited to 1 hour. All patrons must wear masks, with nose and mouth completely covered. Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Please maintain appropriate social distance (at least 6 feet) from other patrons and staff.
Curbside Pickup Service
Curbside Pickup is available! To arrange, call 973-226-8636 or visit www.bccls.org. Let us know once you arrive at the library, and we will deliver your materials to your car.
Iyengar Mat Yoga
Our Fall into Fitness Wellness series includes mat yoga classes led by certified Iyengar yoga instructor Colleen Fontes. Iyengar is a traditional form of yoga that focuses on proper posture and correct alignment. Virtual Zoom class will run Mondays at 7 pm through November 9. Registration link provided.
Sit, Stand, and Be Fit
Tuesdays through November 10 at 7 pm: Our eight-week Fall into Fitness series features strengthening exercises led by certified fitness professional Debra Hanoka. This virtual class can help increase muscle strength and range of movement, and can be modified according to fitness level. Registration link provided.
Virtual Chair Yoga
Join us for some virtual chair yoga every Wednesday through November 11 at 2 pm with certified yoga instructor Colleen Fontes. Register with the Zoom link provided.
No Book Donations, Please
Although we normally appreciate and accept your donations, we are not taking book donations at this time, so please refrain from brining donation items to the library until further notice.
Vox Books Are Here
We are excited to offer "talking" Vox Books to our young patrons! Learn more about these great children's books here!
Electronic Resources
Your library card is still your ticket to many places by giving you access to our electronic resources. Click on the Technology tab and look through the E-Resources menu on this home page.
Homebound Delivery Service
Stuck at home with an injury or other situation that makes getting to the library impossible? Try our Homebound Delivery Service! Call the library at 973-226-8636 and arrange to have your items delivered to your home! PLEASE NOTE: THIS SERVICE IS FOR ROSELAND FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY PATRONS WHO ARE ROSELAND RESIDENTS ONLY.
Museum Pass Program
Patrons may borrow our museum passes! Please call participating museums to check hours/if they are open. Check our Museums tab for more details.
Pay Your Fines Online
Roseland Free Public Library patrons can now pay any library fines online! Just go to www.bccls.org > My Account > Fines & Fees
Make the Most of HOOPLA
HOOPLA is back for our patrons! Go to www.hoopladigital.com and enter your library card information to download free music, movies, television programs, audiobooks, and ebooks with no late fees. Please note: each patron is entitled to any EIGHT downloads per month.
Leveled Reading List Books Available
Noecker Kids & Parents: We now have a list of books available at the library for the leveled reading system used at Noecker Elementary School. All you have to do is inquire at the Circulation Desk, and you can see a list of books at your child's current level that we have available.
Mobile Hotspots Available
Mobile Hotspots are now available for our patrons who are Roseland residents! Available to patrons 18 or older with a valid driver's license and valid Roseland Free Public Library card. Each hotspot provides internet access for up to 10 devices. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and the loan period is 14 days. There will be a $5 per day late fee and $100 replacement fee if lost.


Calendar & Event Registration
Museum Reservations

Staff Pics
BCCLS How-To Video
Thank you to a local family, The Wohltmanns, for putting together this instructional video on navigating the BCCLS website. We hope our patrons find it helpful!
Book Club Pick
History buffs, PBS junkies, and romance novel lovers...this book is for you!